Civic Alumni Recent Appointments

Civic Orchestra musicians go on to perform with many of the most prestigious professional ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

15 current CSO musicians are Civic alumni. Over the years, more than 75 Civic alumni have become CSO members. Hundreds of other Civic alumni are currently employed by professional orchestras around the world.

A SAMPLING OF MOST RECENT APPOINTMENTS:

2011

Katherine Evans bassoon
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Colin Liu principal clarinet
Beijing Symphony Orchestra

Bora Kim violin
Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea)

Matthew Lyon tuba
Faculty, Ball State University

Brian Blanchard associate principal horn
Utah Symphony Orchestra

2010

Colin Oldberg principal trumpet
Hong Kong Philharmonic

Edmund Rollet horn
Mexico City Philharmonic

Henry Ward associate principal oboe
Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand)

Dmitri Pogorelov concertmaster
Francois Henkins principal second violin
Ai Ishida principal viola
Jean Hatmaker principal cello
Western Piedmont Symphony

 

2009

Michael Martin trumpet
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Jeffrey Strong trumpet
"The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

Sarah Sanford-Brown violin
Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Benjamin Walsh trombone
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Weijing Wang viola
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

2008

Brandon Eubank trumpet
"The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

Margot Schwartz violin
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

2006

Ethan Bensdorf trumpet
New York Philharmonic

Amy McCabe trumpet
"The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

Matthew Muckey associate principal trumpet
New York Philharmonic

Patrick Schleker principal timpani
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Jing Yan violin
San Diego Symphony Orchestra